Hey folks – taking a break from A to Z to announce my super duper sale!
That’s P.A.W.S., Argentum and Umbrae.
So what are you waiting for?
Today is my mum, Shirley Manber’s birthday. She’s 80 years young! This is the first selfie that she ever took two years ago when I visiting her in her old folks’ home in Nahariya, Israel.
During that summer I took her out a lot in her wheelchair. My mum loves restaurants and her favorite in Nahariya was also my dad’s favorite – The Penguin.
The summer, as all summers in Israel are, was very hot. I frequently needed to stop and drink water. My mum, not so much. The heat doesn’t seem to bother her and I have to encourage her to drink. So we came up with a theory. We decided that my mum was actually a camel! And so Shirley the Camel was born.
My mother has read each of the P.A.W.S. books, but so far she hasn’t been a character in P.A.W.S. This will change in P.A.W.S. 4, Londinium, that all being well will be out on October 20th, 2017.
Shirley the Camel lives in London Zoo in the city where my mum grew up. She often seen wearing and apron and a white hat with yellow flowers around the brim. And is fond of a nice cup of tea and a biscuit.
Get ready to meet her in the autumn, but in the meantime
Happy Birthday Mum!
Finally in honor of my mum. Tea and Dark Chocolate is on sale this week for just 99 cents on Kindle. I wrote this little collection of silliness for my mum and dedicated to her as she normally is not so fond of the dark stuff I regularly write. She loved it!
Hey guys – look at that cover! Isn’t it awesome? Well there’s an awesome book that goes with it that’s on sale this week for just 99 cents.
So what’s it about?
Sora’s life was full of magic—until she discovered it was all a lie.
Heir to Mt. Fuji’s spirit kingdom, Sora yearns to finally take on the sacred kami duties. But just as she confronts her parents to make a plea, a ghostly army invades the mountain. Barely escaping with her life, Sora follows her mother’s last instructions to a heart-wrenching discovery: she is a human changeling, raised as a decoy while her parents’ true daughter remained safe but unaware in modern-day Tokyo. Her powers were only borrowed, never her own. Now, with the world’s natural cycles falling into chaos and the ghosts plotting an even more deadly assault, it falls on her to train the unprepared kami princess.
As Sora struggles with her emerging human weaknesses and the draw of an unanticipated ally with secrets of his own, she vows to keep fighting for her loved ones and the world they once protected. But for one mortal girl to make a difference in this desperate war between the spirits, she may have to give up the only home she’s ever known.
Sounds cool, right? So pick up your copy today! Remember it’s only 99 cents!
Also have you got your copy of Argentum yet?
Still only 99 cents – but hurry, the price goes back up soon!
Hey everyone! Thanks so much to all who picked up a copy of P.A.W.S. during my birthday sale last week. I hope you enjoy my story and if you do please consider leaving a review on Amazon or Goodreads.
And now I have a new offer for you. Book 2 of the P.A.W.S. Saga, Argentum is on sale this week for just 99 cents. That way you can read both books before book 3, Umbrae comes out in March.
Argentum is the threat that binds all magic …
The silver of Miri’s cat charm passed on through the generations.
The silver of Jessamyn’s scepter, the source of her illusions.
The silver of Quentin’s scrying bowl, forged by Merlin.
All intertwine in Argentum.
With Alistair gone a measure of peace returns to P.A.W.S., but Miri is tormented by nightmares. The silver charm that had recently hung around Alistair’s neck is now in Miri’s possession and seems to have taken on a life of its own. And then it mysteriously disappears.
Jessamyn seeks help from Quentin, who claims to have repented his past association with Alistair, but can he be trusted?
And what of Jenna? The young girl rescued from Alistair’s pack house holds a terrible secret. One that could determine the future of P.A.W.S.
The P.A.W.S. saga continues with Argentum!
Hey everybody, today is my birthday! Tonight I get to eat a birthday cheesecake with my family and on Saturday I’m going to visit the local cat cafe, Mauhaus. I supported this cafe run by a local shelter in their Kickstarter and am so happy to finally get to go there. And of course I’ll share pictures here of the kitties next week.
In the meantime here’s a sneak peak …
But wait, there’s more! Yesterday marked a huge accomplishment for me – drum roll please! – I finished the first draft of P.A.W.S. 4 and even gave it a name. So this is a title reveal P.A.W.S. 4 will be called Londinium.
Want to read a snippet? Of course you do!
“The pea soup has spoken,” said Caradog. “You are destined for Londinium.”
“Londinium?” asked Miri.
“It was the ancient city from which London sprang. The P.A.W.S. Institute of Londinium is the oldest in the world. It started before the city of today existed and straddles the old and the new. Unfortunately today it is run by a fool.”
Happy Chanukah and Merry Christmas everyone. I hope you have a wonderful holiday whatever you celebrate. Here are a few holiday reads to make your day even brighter:
Elves are dying in the North Pole, and none of their scientists can find a cure. They believe it’s a virus, unleashed by a powerful enemy. All signs point to Jack Frost, who’s been biding his time from afar. Watching. Waiting. Plotting. One brave elf, to save his kind, will venture out to meet evil in the eye. But he uncovers a mystery more dangerous than he could have ever imagined. Now Lucian must join a group of warriors and fight. Fuego; a flame-wielding pyro.Tiktok; a brilliant bomb expert, Yuriko; a deadly ninja assassin. And Bullets; a hot-headed gun aficionado. These unlikely heroes must learn to work together and defeat the rising evil. Or Christmas will soon be lost…forever.
99 cents for a limited time!
Just in time for Christmas a new release from Cleve Sylcox.
Nine year old Steve Carlson Franklin spends a snowy night all alone at home eating popcorn, drinking Kool-Aid and reading his favorite Christmas book. It is his first night ever being left on his own and he plans to make the best of it, even if it is for a few short hours. However, the spirits of the house have a few ideas of their own. The evening turns into a hilarious disaster as Steve encounters the ghost of his grandparents and father.
And don’t forget to checkout the special Christmas edition of the Cleve and Steve Show!
In the days before Christmas, Percy the cat decides to help the family with their decorations and celebrations. Discover in picture and rhyme what trouble he causes as the festive day draws close.
Winter. That wonderful time of the year, filled with celebrations, festivities galore, walks through a crisp, frosty wonderland, and nights filled with magical stories told by the fireside. Some dark, some funny, some touching, and all suitable for readers from one to ninety-two.
This collection of seasonal short stories is brought to you by up and coming authors, and all proceeds will be donated to the very special Make A Wish Foundation. Everything you find between these covers–and on them!–has been donated by the authors and editors for this charity.
So laugh, smile, or cry, and enjoy this little book of holiday magic!
This anthology contains my short tale, Esmeralda’s Chanukah.
A drabble is a short—very short—story. One hundred words are all that a writer can use to move the reader. In what is becoming an annual tradition, we challenged the authors in the Facebook Fiction Writers Group to create drabbles in honor of the December holiday season.
The results are as varied as the ornaments on a Christmas tree, and include drabbles touching on Christmas, Hanukkah, and Yule.
I have drabbles in both of these collections. Click the pics above to check them out. Only 99 cents each on Amazon.
A simple ride home for Christmas turns into a nightmare when light snow rages into a full-scale blizzard. Katie and Alex find themselves stranded, and a vacant cabin becomes a haven from the storm.
Under different circumstances, time alone with Alex would be the ultimate Christmas gift, but Katie knows Alex is engaged and she must hide her growing attraction.
However, Alex harbors a secret that just might change this holiday from the worst Christmas ever, to the best.
Get in the holiday spirit with this Christmas-themed set of short stories from some of your favorite equestrian writers! Some of the top authors in the genre have banded together to share Christmas stories from the heart. Look for best-selling authors Maggie Dana, Mary Pagones, Mara Dabrishus, Brittney Joy, Kim Ablon Whitney, Kate Lattey, and Natalie Keller Reinert — plus an all-new Canterwood Crest holiday short story from Jessica Burkhart! And in the true spirit of the holidays, all proceeds will go to benefit Old Friends, a Thoroughbred retirement home providing life-long homes for former racehorses.
This one’s FREE and looks a whole lot of fun! A Christmas tale, steampunk style!
How about a freebie or two? Fantasy author Mike Wolff has a bunch today and tomorrow. Check it out!
It’s nearly November – a good time for a warm beverage and a sweet treat. How about a kindle copy of Tea & Dark Chocolate for just 99 cents?
What the critics say:
“Really enjoyable book. Inspiring, amusing and just a lovely read. Thank you to a fellow tea and dark chocolate lover :)” Jenny
“If you are looking for an excellent collection of short stories to occupy your mind you’ve found it with this book. This a nice variety of fiction to savor during the few quiet moments you steal.” Tammy
Go on spoil yourself! Or for a real treat pick up the audio book narrated by the awesome actress Fiona Thraille.
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